Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8


  • Explains function of bike components, not just how to repair them
  • Good for beginners


  • May not suit the more advanced bike tinkerer


Bike Repair Manual, Chris Sidwells


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This product is featured in: Bicycle maintenance books: Seven of the best.

Now in its fourth edition, this colourful guide takes you right back to basics on home maintenance, carefully explaining the function and workings of various components, rather than just a step by step of how to fix them.

Like For Dummies it’s a good one for the total newcomer who’d like to learn their way around the bike as well as the toolbox.


It's a much more photo and illustration focused guides, so visual learners will like this one. There's even a ?step locator' for each task, showing you which part of your bike you should be poring over.